This public domain book was produced for a group of preschool children participating in a program known as Head Start. It was designed so the kids could participate together at school (they cut out the shapes with their teachers from downloadable templates available here: nate.malamud.com/turkey/paper.html), and then they took the book home to create the "critters" with their parents.
The book is based on a long-running project with my son called "The Tom T. Turkey Construction Kit." I modified it to suit the school program. I would like to thank my neighbors and friends who have added critters to the mix over the years. If you create a new one, I would be interested to see it. Email me at: email@example.com.